Tactics my boy, tactics! Is all this hot air over the QPR offer for Parker an attempt to provoke a bid from Spurs or Arsenal? With Barton rumoured as a possible replacement and the club keen to release funds to bid for a forward and an auxiliary defender, Sullivan and Gold must be as anxious to see the back of Parker as they were to get him to extend his contract. It would clearly be interesting if Fernandes were to up his bid, forcing a show down between 'Arry I need midfielders Redknapp and Daniel How Much for a 30 Year Old? Levy.
The chances of Parker ending up at QPR are very remote but by breaking ranks and actually bidding for the reigning Player of the Year, they may do us a favour. Perhaps Fernandes really does support West Ham after all!